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ISS Startrails

Video of the Week #65 October 18th, 2012: ISS Startrails - TRONized from Christoph Malin on Vimeo. From: ISS Startrails Video by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid .

October 18, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Dangerous Optimism: Risk, Bias and Smoking

Trails of acrid grey mist hang in the air. I use the front of my shirt as an impromptu gas mask as I cough out my drink order to the bartender. Passing through one of these repulsive clouds is an irritating game of “try not to breathe.” The saturated air inside has made it almost impossible for me to develop any knowledge of my city’s lively hole-in-the-wall bar scene, still skirting statewide smoking bans.For decades Surgeon General reports have communicated the health risks of smoking, and more recently the risks of second-hand smoke...

October 18, 2012 — Kyle Hill

Drugs and error bars

I've been away from writing here for a while, as recently I've been stuck into a very different type of writing - finishing up my thesis for my PhD.

October 17, 2012 — Felicity Muth

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

I tackle this question in two very different ways, in two very different places this week.First, the latest in my BBC Future column, Uniquely Human, was published today: Is language unique to humans?...

October 17, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - athletic ape, singing fish, teaching chemistry, Ada Lovelace, diatoms, oxytocin, and more.

- Elizabeth Preston - The Hazards of Being an Athletic Ape - Gary Stix - When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker - Ferris Jabr - What Singing Fish Reveal About Speech and Hearing - Melissa Gaskill - Counting Fish: Longlines, Lionfish and Liberty Ships - David Wogan - Energy policy is shaped by what you think about energy - John R...

STAFFOctober 16, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker

First off, this study on a molecule tied to social interaction was conducted in animals. So I’m supposed to turn on the siren and the flashing red light here to let you know that the headline you just read might not apply in humans...

STAFFOctober 16, 2012 — Gary Stix

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